Juneathon Day 2: Weights and Aches

We’re having some people over later and we’ve had a lot to do, so not much time for masses of exercise today. Additionally, my foot is still not right as it proved when it gave way as I got into the bath, so I think I’m wise to rest it another day. In the meanwhile, it being Juneathon and being injured is inspiring me to try something new, so I have booked into my first ever Pilates class on Monday. So, what was my effort today? A minute long plank and then I did that… View Post

Juneathon Day 1

Juneathon┬áDay 1 was utterly pathetic. I had a hospital appointment this morning and I had planned to go for a jog this evening, but I’m struggling with my feet at the moment, especially the right foot. I’ve been building up again slowly to try and get the strength back. Unfortunately, following a lot of walking around over the past couple of days, my foot has been incredibly painful. So I’m claiming my 1.54 mile walk to and from the hospital as today’s effort. I did have to make a run for the bus and it… View Post

New Covent Garden Soup

On Thursday, Jog Blog also of Planet Veggie fame and I were lucky enough to go to a soup tasting of New Covent Garden Soup.We were pretty hungry which turned out to be a good thing as we were spoilt for choice, being offered samples of the soups from the Great British Recipes range. First up was Vintage Cheddar & Piccalilli. I’d seen this one on the website and was probably a little bit too excited about trying it. It didn’t disappoint; it was rich and comforting and delicious with the piccalilli giving it a… View Post

An actual run

I went for a run today. That shouldn’t be unusual. Unfortunately, it is. I’ve been having some trouble with my feet recently, feeling a lot like some kind of tendon strain. Even when I walk, they just don’t feel right and I think a lot of it is to do with footwear. Anyway, I’m running a 5k next month with Jog Blog and Travelling Hopefully. Although only a little 5k, I really need to get my feet back feeling strong so I can actually do it. I know I’m not going to run a PB,… View Post

Olympic Torch Relay

Well, the Olympic Torch Relay set off today from Lands End, Cornwall. Now for some shameless self promotion – I am carrying it in Barking & Dagenham in July. I’m a bit nervous. It’s only a 300m stretch and obviously, I’ve run a marathon and so lots of people have seen me running before. But this is with the torch and I’m scared I’ll drop it in the Thames in front of lots of people. Now that would be embarrassing.